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Dec 23, 2011 3:00pm PST
. it went to texas governor rick perry. >> commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? let's see. oops. >> live free or die, victory or death. bring it. >> so richly deserved. now here's the host of tonight's ceremony, the reverend al sharpton. >>> welcome back. welcome back. we are here with our revvie awards, and judges. let's go to limelight award for political. the political moment of 2011. what was the political moment, alex? >> the political moment, we keep talking about occupy wall street, but if we say that's how the biggest moment of the year, the turning point was when those protesters first sat down in zuccotti park. >> i would have to say things even bigger, ending the war in iraq, the president's speech to the troops coming home, a convulsive period coming to an end. >> michael? >> i thought the president's somewhat pathetic budget speech at george washington university in april this year. >> mine would be mitt romney's revival of the roaring '20 recent when he said corporations are people too. i think that's what occupy wall street inspired, people said not on
Dec 30, 2011 3:00pm PST
of supreme court case lawrence versus texas, the 2003 case brought the landmark decision to strike down homophobic anti-so many my laws in texas and other states. but perry didn't remember that. >> i wish i could tell you i knew every supreme court case. i don't. we can sit here and play i gotcha questions about what about this supreme court case or whatever, but you and i know the problem in this country is spending in washington, d.c., it's not some supreme court case. >>> a gotcha question? i don't think so. lawrence versus texas was a huge deal. it ended anti-gay laws that criminalized sex between consenting adults, and perry's talked about it in the past. he defended the law when the supreme court took the case in 2002. he also wrote about the case in his book, which came out just last year. he said that the decision was made by nine oligarchs in robes. and of course this wasn't the first time he forgot something on the trail. >> commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? >> activist judges, whether it was -- um -- no, not the so t. >> i ask for your support and you
Dec 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
, and the work that heather and rock the vote is doing. in the state of texas, if you have a student i. dishes, you can no longer use that student i.d. in order to vote. however, however, you can use a gun license in order to vote in the state of texas. so, again, it's a question not so much about howç we vote, bua question of who is voting. >> heather, what message are we sending to young americans, when you can use a gun license as i.d., but not a college student's i.d. as i.d. to vote? what are we saying to young people in this country? >> i know, it's unreal. whether that's in texas or wisconsin, where they finally said, fine, you can use your student i.d. to vote, but it has to meet this whole set of criteria, which as it turns out not a single stay tuned i.d. in the state actually meets. we're telling people once you're in power you get to choose your electorate, so it is rock the vote and what we're trying to do is flip that on its head and say they can't stop us, they can't decide who gets to vote in this democracy, but in fact we will stand up and we will vote on election day and ma
Dec 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
go down to the state of texas, in texas, they say, look, you can vote with your gun license but you can't vote with your student id. when you look into -- ground zero for student voting rights in texas has often been out at prairie view. this is a black college where there have been wars fought in that town trying to make it possible for black students to get to the polling place. there's all sorts of battles over the years, very much targeted at disenfranchising students and especially black students. then you shift over to georgia that has this law that says if you don't have a zawahixeroxed attached -- >> a xeroxed copy -- this is crazy. the stuff they're saying doesn't make sense. >> you and i have been involved in voter registration our entire lives. we've been throw countless voter registration drives. never once have we been able to push one of those off while pushing a xerox machine down the street. they have said, look, we're not going to register voters in florida so long as these rules stay in place. >> let me say this, you and i -- ben and i all of our lives have been in
Dec 14, 2011 3:00pm PST
into the controversial issue of voting rights last night in a speech in austin, texas. we've been hitting the issue for months. we marched and vowed to fight suppression. holder's speech is a major restricting laws were passed in 14 states. and now republicans in pennsylvania and even though the state calling for it told the associated press he's seen no proof of voter fraud. but now the attorney general means business and so do we. joining me is director and council of the nacp legal defense and educational fund. john, thank you for joining me. >> good to be here. >> you were in austin, texas, where the attorney general made the speech and for a long time we have been dealing with these issues, i have, this show, national network. and it had to be sort of fulfilling to you to see a speech made on this? >> it was a very important speech. this is the attorney general giving a special speech in a very special venue all about our democracy and the challenges it faces today in the face of unrelenting efforts across the country to restrict and block the boec >> now, john, you did a speech separate from
Dec 28, 2011 3:00pm PST
lawsuit against that state's election law. it's a texas-sized flip from the guy who once talked about secession. perry can't be serious. in fact, of the gop candidates are serious. we'll talk!qbout that next. lord. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. >>> we've been watching these republican candidates for months now. it seems like the more we get to know them, the scarier they get. here's willard mitt romney on the trail today. >> you eliminate programs, you just take some ofç them and say gone. even some you like. i not only cut programs, i take programs we need like caring for the poor with our medicaid program. instead of having the federal government run that program, i'm going to send it back to the states. >> hmm, i guess romney has bought into the paul ryan plan to kill medicaid by tu
Dec 8, 2011 3:00pm PST
. this is a week for channeling republicans. president obama was channeling teddy roosevelt out in tex texas a couple days, when he called for a progressive income tax and called for cracking down on the courses, and he called for fairness, fairness and talked about what a problem this income and equality is in the country at that time. now they're showing that even ronald reagan talked about fairness and how unfair it is that the millionaires are paying a lower rate of taxes than the people that work for them. the argument that warren buffett has made. i think president obama has found the issue, particularly when he can back that up with teddy roosevelt and ronald reagan, take this all the way to the bank. >> let them bank teddy roosevelt and ronald reagan from now until november. but alisha, they are attacking the president from across the board. >> he is seeking to reaccomplice our merit-based society with an entitlement society. >> really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working. what if they became assistant janitors and their job was to mop the floor and cl
Dec 9, 2011 3:00pm PST
from the university of austin, texas. isn't the obama campaign thrilled and willard is embracing the ryan plan? >> i imagine that they are because this thing has already been put to the test. in new york, this election back in may, new york 26 congressional district and you saw the democrat pounce the republican. this was a red district. they ran a campaign all about the ryan budget, about his plans to turn medicare over into a voucher program, to turn medicaid into a block grant system. and they came out on the losing end. republicans did. so i think that democrats -- >> and they were expected to win that race. >> exactly. exactly. >> victoria, it seems as though willard is not thinking general. he's now desperately trying to deal with beating newt gingrich now. look at this ad that he has put out where he has said that newt is going to the far left of the republican party. i never knew there was a far left or even a near left to the republican party. but look at this ad. >> he is on the left wing of the republican party. >> now, if you look at the numbers, 65% of americans oppo
Dec 29, 2011 3:00pm PST
and victoria defran chez ko-soto, a visiting scholar at the university of texas austin, thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thank you. >> bob, can the progressive serve we saw this year continue in the months ahead? >> that's a good question, because the passions of the progressives sometimes have a tendency to wane after the first initial euphoria going out and demonstrating, doing that kind of thing. add to that the fact that barack obama has lost some of the enthusiasm, quite frankly of the progressive movement. so it's going to be interesting to see if the progressives can continue with the passion that they've had before. >> now, when i talk about that passion victoria, and i've been around the country with a lot of this stuff and been involved on the front lines. i've seen these people go from their nights of victory that we showed, to every one of these three governors, the majority of their states now disapprove of them. walker 51% disapproval. kasich, 52%ç disapproval. scott 58% disapproval. so it showed that these movements and this driving and this continuity of orga
Dec 20, 2011 3:00pm PST
, rick? you've been in texas politics since the early '90s, and i guess that doesn't count and then we have michele bachmann, she's been in congress for four years and minnesota politics for six years but she just said, quote, i'm not a politician. i'm a real person. i don't even know how to be a politician. well, at least you got the last part right, michele. so republicans are bashing politicians as they run for the highest political office in the land. sorry, guys, but we got you. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. ♪ [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. like so many great pioneers before me, guided only by a dream. i'm embarking on a journey of epic proportion. i will travel, from sea to shining sea, through amber waves of grain, and i won't stop until i've helped every dr
Dec 27, 2011 3:00pm PST
obligation to enforce the voting rights act. and before him he has the state of texas that has their voter i.d. law cleared by the department of justice. we'll see alabama come before them, so the department of justice is doing its job. they are finding that the state have not reason. that the burden is not on minority voters. we're glad to see that the attorney general is standing on the side of americans. >> and many of the challenges that many of us are about intering out across the country are falling to states that don't until under the voting rights act. people always say since the '60 what has the civil rights community done? >> we have to make sure we enfo enforce laws. >> in 2011 we saw states take up restrictions that place roadblocks in the way of americans trying to have a voice in the election coming up. we should be in a place where we're trying to expand participation and rod blocks and poll taxes. bringing back poll taxes is not where the country should be. we should make sure that it's easy for the country to participate and to go to the voting booth, cast their ballot and h
Dec 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
biggest donor is bob perry, the texas billionaire behind the john kerry swiftboat ads. you remember him. he's given walker $250,000. there's definitely going to be more big money to come. don't forget governor walker got money from the koch brothers pac last year. they're one step clouder to victory, but we know the big money will keep coming. we've got to fight, and we will. ♪ it's nice to see you [ male announcer ] this is your moment. ♪ this is zales, the diamond store. take up to an extra 15 percent off storewide now through sunday. how about the beat of a healthy heart? campbell's healthy request soup is delicious, and earned this heart, for being heart healthy. ♪ feel the beat? it's amazing what soup can do. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of a pain free holiday. ♪ this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> welcome back. a funny thing happened to willard mid romney in the final countdown before the iowa caucuses. the target fell off his back. until now, willard's been the focus of attack in almost all of the dozen gop de
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